The Bible: Fact or Fiction? - Blurred Cross and SunBy: Brandon T. Ward

Many people are quick to discredit the Bible as some dusty old book full of tales. Is this a true statement? Of course not. In order to prove the Bible, one must first stop listening to other men and read the book for themselves. It is only this way that you will prove to yourself that the Bible is in fact true and accurate.

Those same people who scoff at the Bible are the same ones quick to embrace the false idea of evolution. Why do I say evolution is a false idea? For evolution to be a fact, it would have to be a never ending cycle of continuous
development.

One should ask themselves, if man originated in the oceans and moved up the ladder to apes and now to the current state we are in… Why is it that there are many races? Why is it that there are not half humans, still in their development stage? Why are there still apes? Why are not other creatures in their developmental stages? The answer is simple, evolution is a lie.

The Bible is full of prophecies that were foretold years before the events actually transpired. One such instance is in the book of Psalms, chapter 22. David is describing Jesus Christ, The Messiah on the cross. He goes into detail describing, ‘they will cast lots for his garment’, which the Roman soldiers did. David continues by saying ‘all of his bones are out of joint and his hands and feet are pierced’. This prophecy was recorded nearly a thousand years before the event actually happened! This is divine accuracy to prove that the Bible is in fact true.

This account is documented in a few places, one being the book of Matthew, chapter 27. Jesus also taught this Psalm on the cross. This is why He said, “Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani”. Which means, “My God, My God why hast Thou forsaken Me?” Psalms 22 opens with this statement. Christ never called Him “God,” He always referred to Him as “Father.” This clearly shows He was in fact teaching this Psalm as it was being fulfilled.

We can also look at other historical writings to prove that Jesus was a real person and walked the earth.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. He mentions Jesus in some of his writings.[1]  Josephus who was a Jewish historian also makes mention of Jesus in his writings.[2]  It should be noted that neither of these men were followers of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is even mentioned in several books of the Talmud. The Talmud is one such book used to study Judaism. These people hated Jesus, yet they still made mention of him.[3]

Now let us take another account from the Bible and see if history can verify it. The Bible states in II Kings 17:6 & 18:11 (among other places) that the tribes of Israel were carried away into captivity. God had warned His people if they continued to fall away from His commandments He would make this happen. There are many books on this subject that have been written from historical records. One such booklet is titled ‘Abrahamic Covenant‘ by Dr. E. Raymond Capt.[4]  This book documents the history of several civilizations who confirm the captivity of the tribes of Israel and even document where the tribes ended up and are today!

The Bible also states that the earth is round in the book of Isaiah 40:22, “It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”. The book of Isaiah is believed to have been written in the year 649 BC! The writers of the Bible were not ignorant, they had instruction from God, while most of the world still believed the earth was flat at that time.

In the book of Exodus, the Israelites are finally released from their captivity of Egypt. They set out on a journey to find the Promised Land as God told Moses. On their journey, the book of Exodus documents the things they did and the places they traveled through. Over the years archaeologists (including Ron Wyatt) have set out on expeditions to try and find these places spoken of in the Bible. There are a few documentaries on this subject.

I have found one such documentary titled, “Mountain of Fire – The Search For The True Mount Sinai” [5] and have included it in my sources below. It is a five part video series that you can watch for free (just click on the links below). You will discover very intriguing evidence of the possible sites of: The Real Mount Sinai, The Golden Calf Alter, Cave of Elijah, Alter of Sacrifice, Boundary Markers (around mountain), The Bitter Springs of Marah, The 70 Palms and 12 Springs of Elam and the rock which Moses tapped that brought forth water. I think you will find it very fascinating!

In this documentary they make a brief mention of the Red Sea Crossing. They did find some interesting evidence in the place they believe it is. However, I believe it is further north. Where chariot wheels, bones and other artifacts have been discovered.

We have taken a very small journey through Biblical prophecy, ancient historical writings and we have even referenced a documentary. I hope you take the time to watch it and research the Bible more for yourself, rather than listening to what other men have to say.

In closing, Proverbs 4:7 states, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” So how can we acquire wisdom? “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6. Ask the Lord for wisdom and understanding of His Word.

Sources:

1. Publius Cornelius Tacitus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Tacitus

2. Josephus – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephus

3. Sanhedrin 107B and Sanhedrin 43A of the Babylonian Talmud are two of several places this information can be found. (The Babylonian Talmud, volume 21, Tractate Sanhedrin, Part VII, translated into English by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, copyright 1999 by the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications; published by Random House in New York.)

4. Dr. E Raymond Capt – Abrahamic Covenant – http://www.artisanpublishers.com/abrahamic-covenant-capt-quantity-discounts-available-p-25603.html?osCsid=8f9d8328b4d7fb37f3c4f950cede2510 – Can be purchased for $2.50.

5. Mountain Of Fire – The Search For The True Mount Sinai (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A08_oRBAVPA&feature=related

Mountain Of Fire – The Search For The True Mount Sinai (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym5h5A42YGo&feature=related

Mountain Of Fire – The Search For The True Mount Sinai (Part 3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNIRoMHp0Ro&feature=related

Mountain Of Fire – The Search For The True Mount Sinai (Part 4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AACtQTT-G0&feature=related

Mountain Of Fire – The Search For The True Mount Sinai (Part 5)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2-yX8y59vM&feature=related



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